Mother-To-Be Chooses Baby Name Without Realizing Its Unfortunate Family History. Instantly Wishes She Never Found Out…

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A woman on Reddit explains how her sister decided to name her unborn child after their late grandfather. However, when she told her sister the truth behind the name, she became upset, feeling conflicted about whether or not she could still use it. Should the woman have kept the truth hidden? Here’s the story…

She Wanted To Name Her Child Bobby

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The Original Poster (OP)’s pregnant sister wanted to honor their late grandfather by naming her son Bobby, just like him. This was actually just a nickname, but it’s what everyone knew him by, so she thought she’d keep it in the family – saying it “would be so special.”

OP’s Grandfather Disliked the Name

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However, there was something OP’s sister didn’t know: her grandfather hated being called Bobby. His real name was Cyrus, a name given to him by his mother, and that’s what he preferred to be called. However, as time passed, things changed in an unexpected way…

He Got the Nickname Against His Wishes

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After their grandfather’s mom passed away, his dad remarried a woman whose father was called Robert. This led to some confusion. People began calling Cyrus “Bobby” in connection with Robert. He didn’t like the name, but it stuck all the same. Eventually, Cyrus just accepted “Bobby” as his nickname.

OP Revealed the Truth

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While OP knew this backstory, her sister did not. So upon hearing what she was planning on calling her son, OP told her about their grandfather’s real name and disclosed how much “he HATED” the nickname.

She Didn’t Understand

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OP’s sister was taken aback. She thought Bobby was an endearing name that would honor their grandfather. She struggled to understand why he didn’t like it because, according to her, “Bobby is so cute.”

Her Sister Wasn’t Happy

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Eventually, after some explaining from OP, her sister began to grasp the depth of their grandfather’s feelings. But that didn’t last long. A few weeks later, she “snapped” and told OP how much she disliked the name Cyrus. She then blamed OP for ruining the name Bobby for her…

Had OP Done Anything Wrong?

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OP turned to Reddit to see if they thought she’d been wrong to tell her sister about how her grandfather really felt. Most people online were quick to support OP. One said:

“Honestly, this is her problem. OP only listed the facts and told her how it is. And the caveat is that the baby isn’t even born yet, so it’s not like there had to be a name change. You told her the truth and she can’t handle it. Part of me is wondering why this wasn’t known to OPs sister. So I’m wondering if sister did know and just chose to forget about it until it was brought back up.”

Others Blamed OP

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Not everyone thought OP was innocent, though. Others sided with her sister. “Naming babies is hard. My fiancé’s middle name comes from his grandfather and it’s a name said grandfather hated and didn’t go by. With experience, I am telling you that it’s not your place to make your sister feel bad about something she likes and wants to do.”

What Do You Think?

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What’s your take on OP’s situation? Was she right to tell her sister about the hated nickname? Or should she have stayed silent? What would you have done in OP’s situation? Comment below and share your thoughts!

 

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